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Teenage Substance Abuse: Part 2

Parents and educators should not minimize the importance of offering young teens information about the impact of substances on the developing brain and about how to make informed decisions.

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October 30, 2023

To examine the link between ADHD and gaming, it’s important to understand the disorder and the nuances within ADHD itself.

October 26, 2023

After an act of violence or devastation, it’s vital to address what’s happened with the children in our lives and provide resources for mental health.

October 23, 2023

Initially it may not seem worrisome to parents when a child doesn’t want to go to school as missing a single day doesn’t qualify as chronic absenteeism.

October 16, 2023

Our understanding of bipolar disorder has increased in recent years as has the availability of effective treatment options.

October 10, 2023

As a provider of mental health services in schools, Effective School Solutions’ clinicians see firsthand the challenges students face on a daily basis (listen to our recent podcast to learn more).

October 5, 2023

At a juncture in almost every student’s life, typically during the middle school years, the topic of “mentorship” will come to the forefront.

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